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Five Terrible Superstar-Inspired Gimmick Matches

Liam Hoofe takes a look at some of the worst superstar inspired gimmick matches in wrestling history…

This Sunday Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt will square off in the first-ever ‘House of Horrors’ match at Payback. What exactly that consists of remains unknown at this point in time, but optimism is far from high among the WWE fanbase.

The superstar-inspired match gimmick is a well-worn trope in the WWE, often used to end a feud that has run out of fresh ideas, or to try and make a superstar seem more interesting in some way. The House of Horrors match feels like a mix of both.

While some have been fairly successful – like the Casket Match, for example – the majority have been colossal failures. So to prepare for Sunday’s upcoming match, here is a look at some of the worst superstar inspired gimmick matches in wrestling history…

The Ambrose

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